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15 Amazing Camping Gadgets That Are Worth Every Penny

Before you set out on a camping adventure check out these 15 cool camping accessories you can buy on Amazon. Many are highly rated, inexpensive and perfect for making camping easier and more fun.

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Tree Hammock

This double parachute hammock is a great item to bring along on any camping trip. It can hold up to 400 pounds, is lightweight and designed to be compact when stored. The hammock is also highly rated with 1,566 reviews, 89 percent of users rated it with five stars.

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Trash Can

This spring-loaded reusable trash can is a practical way to take care of litter and can be used with 30-gallon trash bags. When it’s not in use, it collapses flat. Planning a trip? Check out the best RV parks in every state.

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If you tend to go on more hardcore camping trips the Lifestraw may be a useful purchase. The straw can be used to filter up to 792 gallons of water. This can be useful if you’re camping somewhere without access to clean drinking water. It filters up to 99.9999 percent of bacteria and 99.9 percent of protozoa.

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Roasting Sticks

If you want to put a little pop of color into your camping experience these mint green roasting sticks are a fun choice among camping gadgets. The sticks are made of stainless steel so they’re sturdy and they come with a lifetime warranty. The sticks are also highly rated with 86 percent of buyers rating them at five stars. A set of five sticks is $21.57 for Amazon Prime members.

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Cornhole Game

During camping trips you have to find creative ways to stay entertained. This portable cornhole game is the perfect way to do so. It comes with two boards and eight bean bags.

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Spork-to-Go Set

These sporks have been designed to make campsite eating simple. There are eight utensils in the set and the camping gadgets are reasonably priced at $13.97 for Amazon Prime members. The interesting 3-in-1 tool includes a serrated edge on the fork to help cut food.

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Trailhead Adventure Pants

These Trailhead Adventure Pants were designed to keep men and women dry while they camp or partake in adventures. The pants are made of nylon ripstop and a four-way stretch spandex blend to promote water resistance, durability and stretch.

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Wool Blanket

Wool is one of the best camping materials to have around. And wool is not only a natural insulator, it traps air inside the fibers, and it stays drier than other materials because moisture can’t get in the fibers. This blanket is made of 90-percent wool and 10-percent synthetic fibers and is machine washable. It costs $30.

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Inflatable Couch

Kids will get a kick out of this inflatable lounge couch. This couch supports up to 400 pounds and will stay inflated for about four hours.

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Rollaway Cooler

To ease the transport of food and beverages that need to be kept cold, this Coleman wheeled cooler is a perfect find among camping gadgets. It is 62 quarts and features a leak-resistant drain.

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Cooler Light

Don’t rely on the light of the fire as you search for a beverage at night. This cooler light can be placed inside a cooler with the provided adhesive tape. The light turns on when the cooler is open and turns off when the cooler is closed. The light has about a 20-second illumination time.

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LED Tent Lights

Keep these handy LED lights around rather than relying on a flashlight. These camping gadgets can be attached inside or outside the tent to provide illumination. The small clip hooks keep the light in place so you always know right where they are.

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Dry Bag

If your camping adventures involve activities like kayaking, canoeing or fishing, this dry pack will keep your mobile devices safe. The camping gadget is highly rated with a 91-percent five-star rating and more than 2,000 reviews. It is $32.97 for Amazon Prime members.

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Dog Pack Saddlebag

If you bring your four-legged friend on adventures this dog pack is perfect. The pack is made of cotton canvas and it is adjustable to fit medium- to large-sized dogs. There are a few different zipped pockets to store what a dog may need on the trails.

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Biodegradable Bamboo camping WipesPhoto: Courtesy of Trailblazer

Biodegradable Wipes

These wipes are a great option for times you aren’t able to shower or bathe while camping. They are made from bamboo and are biodegradable (they break down in 29 days). There are 30 wipes per pack.

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